TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT

Outtake version


One, two, three, four

One, two, three

Da, da, da, da, da, da
Da, da, da, da, da, da, da
Teardrops on the city
Bad Scooter searching for a groove
Seem like the whole world walking pretty
You can't find the room to make your move
Walking down the street feeling tough
And I'm running down while the Big Man blows his soul
Playing the Tenth Avenue freeze-out
Tenth Avenue freeze-out

Well, now, there's dealing 'bout the dealing
With some locals in some Chinatown
Yeah, I was talking 'bout them old cats
Like they're trying to put the local dudes down
When the Big Man take off his hat
Should have seen them dudes turn back
Was a Tenth Avenue freeze-out
Tenth Avenue freeze-out

And I'm on my own, on my own, I'm on my own
Kid you better get the picture
You're all alone, and I can't go home

Well everybody singing
When the Big Man joined the band
Coastline to the city
All the little pretties raise their hands
Big Man played it up
He and Miami had us shoot their shot

Tenth Avenue freeze-out
Tenth Avenue freeze-out
Tenth Avenue freeze-out
Tenth Avenue freeze-out
Talkin' about a ten
I'm talkin' about a, tell me
I walked into a, tell me
Ah, you walk into a, tell me
Yeah, walk into a say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it
It's just a Tenth Avenue freeze-out
Tenth Avenue freeze-out
Tenth Avenue freeze-out
Tenth Avenue freeze-out


Info

The above lyrics are transcribed from an unreleased early studio take of TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT.

After remaining unheard by fans for more than three decades, totally out of the blue, Sirius XM's E Street Radio channel suddenly started playing this studio take of TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT around late 2005. Of course, this quickly resulted in an mp3 recording making the rounds. The song, as aired on E Street Radio, has a running time of around 3:30.

This early, but complete studio version should be considered a rough run-through take at best. The song was still a work-in-progress with considerably different lyrics to what was later officially released, and it sounds as if Springsteen is singing over a basic backing track.

Credits

Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) for the lyrics help.

Available Versions

List of available versions of TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT on this website:

TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Album version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Outtake version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 15 Aug 1975 (early show) version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 18 Nov 1975 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 31 Dec 1975 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 07 Apr 1976 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 07 Aug 1976 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 22 Aug 1976 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 25 Mar 1977 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 19 Sep 1978 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 08 Dec 1978 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 29 Dec 1980 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 20 Aug 1984 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 14 Sep 1984 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 17 Sep 1984 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 23 May 1988 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 03 Jul 1988 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 16 Nov 1990 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 24 Jun 1993 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 05 Apr 1995 (Ed Sullivan Theater) version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 31 Jan 1998 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 15 Mar 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 18 Mar 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 29 May 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 03 Jun 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 11 Jun 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 15 Jun 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 17 Jun 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 24 Jun 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 11 Aug 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 24 Sep 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 23 Oct 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 27 May 2000 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 03 Jun 2000 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 12 Jun 2000 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 17 Jun 2000 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 20 Jun 2000 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 22 Jun 2000 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 29 Jun 2000 / 01 Jul 2000 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 09 Mar 2012 version]

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